Sophomore Research

The Sophomore Research Program provides opportunities for students to work as paid research assistants to Wooster faculty members. Through this program students become true partners with faculty in the research process and acquire an understanding of the process involved in conducting research.

2018-2019 Sophomore Research Deadlines

Monday, August 27, 2018 Faculty requests for Fall Semester student researchers due
Friday, September 14, 2018 Student applications for Fall positions due by midnight
Monday, November 19, 2018 Faculty requests for Spring Semester student researchers due
Monday, December 3, 2018 Student applications for Spring positions due by midnight


Students are eligible to participate in the program from the second semester of their first year through the first semester of their junior year. Sophomore Research Assistants generally work three -seven hours per week for the semester and 35-40 hours per week during the summer.

Additional benefits for participants in this program include:

  • providing excellent preparation for future academic endeavors, such as Independent Study.
  • effective orientation with using the library.
  • learning to operate new equipment and computer programs.
  • enhancing critical thinking and writing skills.
  • building positive and mentoring relationships with faculty members.


Faculty members in any academic department are able to hire Sophomore Research Assistants.

Please contact Dean Peter Mowrey (ext. 2576) or Krista Martin (ext. 2502) with any questions.